Reply to post: Re: 20 years is a lot of time.

For real this time, get your butt off Python 2: No updates, no nothing after 1 January 2020

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Re: 20 years is a lot of time.

> For the comparisons to C, try taking C code from 1975 and compiling it and running it today.

GCC can compile K&R C today. K&R C being just about as far back as you can go with C, and it still being considered C.

You can mix K&R C with C89 or C99 in the same executable or library. It just works.

For example, there's a lot of K&R C code in bash.

Yeah, K&R C is from 1978. That's 41 years ago. I was playing with spaceships and aliens in 1978.

How long did it take Python 2 to become incompatible with Python 3? 7 years?

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